Enabling Sarbanes-Oxley Security Monitoring Compliance

Written by Phil Hollows


Security information management (SIM) and centralized log aggregation and consolidation solutions providerepparttar ability to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley's security monitoring requirements. Read how combining real-time threat analysis and vulnerability management capabilities with reporting and centralized log aggregation allows organizations to reducerepparttar 132000 risk of a successful compromise (including

The Permissive Environment is the Perpetrator

Written by Felix P. Nater

The Permissive Environment Is The Suspect...

The permissive and participatory conduct which most employees take for granted,eventually escalates intorepparttar more serious assaultive behavior commonly referred to as employee on employee workplace violence starts with innuendos, a bad word, or simple jokes taken out of context or used to inflame another. Initiation of a proper and thorough investigation is possible underrepparttar 131998 auspices of a Threat Assessment Team. Banter between employees if left alone by supervisors becomes tense and often results in a more aggressive response. The truth ofrepparttar 131999 matter is that in most cases this banter is perceived as harmless shop talk.

Supervisors often believe that this healthy shop talk builds camaraderie and does not detract from performance. However, such permissive behavior empowersrepparttar 132000 potential perpetrator who may feel he enjoysrepparttar 132001 partiality ofrepparttar 132002 supervisor. After all, he does his job, pumps outrepparttar 132003 numbers and meets repparttar 132004 "bosses" demands. Regardless ofrepparttar 132005 relationship and his performance, definite and clear action should be taken initially to curtailrepparttar 132006 potential of an explosive situation from impactingrepparttar 132007 workplace. The spontaneous reaction by repparttar 132008 victim is surprising and could be sufficiently volatile to affect bystanders as well.

Remembering thatrepparttar 132009 business owner is ultimately responsible forrepparttar 132010 actions they fail to take in any situation placesrepparttar 132011 decision in question. The prevention of workplace violence requires a proactive response. Security is everyone's responsibility but ultimately but ultimately management's duty. The exposure to violent behavior by non employees is yet another issue which will be presented in future articles.

In a permissive environment,repparttar 132012 uninformed employee has no idea that emotions tied into simple acts of harassment are an explosive combination often leading to a spontaneous counter response byrepparttar 132013 victim. Whilerepparttar 132014 response is unfortunate in terms of who ultimately precipitatedrepparttar 132015 incident,repparttar 132016 victim who is now takingrepparttar 132017 action into his hands becomesrepparttar 132018 aggressor and must be held accountable.

Using a Threat Assessment Team or a trained group of individuals would berepparttar 132019 proper approach in this scenario and in future incidents. The conduct ofrepparttar 132020 Threat Assessment Process would involverepparttar 132021 total analysis of information and intelligence available aboutrepparttar 132022 participants,repparttar 132023 incident andrepparttar 132024 environment in order to render a fair and impartial outcome. Being properly trained is key. Knowledge of how to conduct a fact finding investigation is critical torepparttar 132025 successful determination of repparttar 132026 type of disciplinary action or criminal prosecution might bring. The process should synchronized and well coordinated and reflective ofrepparttar 132027 organization's leadership team if possible to insure thatrepparttar 132028 preliminary responsibility of conductingrepparttar 132029 fact finding investigative process does not fall onrepparttar 132030 shoulders ofrepparttar 132031 Security Director only. The major players ofrepparttar 132032 Threat Assessment Team should include at a minimum:repparttar 132033 Immediate Supervisor, Personnel & Human Resource Managers, Employee Assistance, Safety and Security Managers, to insure a thorough Threat Assessment (Investigation) is conducted.

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